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06/21/07

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Who Am I



Illustration from a 12th century codex

Although I lived a fairly short life, (42 years) and ruled for only ten years, I became a hero of legendary proportions. During my reign I spent all of my time, but six months away from my realm. My fame was assured during the third crusade when I won victories at Cyprus, Acre, and Messina against the great Saladin, but I was not able to recapture Jerusalem, which of course was the big prize. While returning to my kingdom I was captured by Leopold, Duke of Austria, and held a prisoner until a very large ransom was paid for me.

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Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/pastyme/
The answer is: Richard I Cœur de Lion or Richard The Lion Hearted.
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